New York Cheesecake has a beautiful height and texture like no other. The amaretto cream sauce and fresh peaches make it really special.
We all know I love cheesecake. Pretty much any kind. I even ordered a savory cheesecake at a restaurant once and then went home and tried to recreate it because I loved it so much.
I’m usually into lots of fun flavors and combinations but I thought since I’m still fairly new to Food Fanatic that I would share a classic cheesecake and put my own little twist on it. This way I’m giving you the practice of making a classic New York style cheesecake but also putting my own little signature twist in by adding Amaretto sour cream topping, and one of my favorite fruits - peaches.
Cheesecakes are funny in that they give off an air of being difficult or involved, but in my opinion they’re one of the easier things to make. Once you’ve got a good, solid cheesecake recipe memorized you can start playing with it and adding the things you love the most. Like chocolate for example!
For this particular recipe, I’m using just a regular graham cracker crust. You really can’t beat the simplicity. To get that super tall look that’s specific to New York style you’re going to use more cream cheese giving you more batter than usual. There’s also the addition of a bit of flour, which is not the norm, and sour cream as well. I also add just a bit of lemon zest to give it some brightness.
One tip: Even though you’re adding flour, don’t be alarmed. This cheesecake really won’t rise much at all. Make sure you use a water bath to bake it in, though. It will allow the cake to bake really evenly (and hopefully with no cracks) and that’s exactly what you want. Enjoy!!
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